A Marston Moretaine nursery tucked into Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day (July 10th) after an ‘unbearlievable’ donation from local housebuilder David Wilson Homes.

The Marston Day Nursery, nearby David Wilson Homes’ Marston Fields development, received 88 teddy bears for the children to enjoy during the picnic.

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Day is an annual whimsical celebration of our childhood stuffed toys, based on the popular children’s song “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic”. The music to this song was first written in 1907 by American composer John W. Bratton, and British songwriter Jimmy Kennedy added the lyrics in 1930.

Clare Eggelton, Nursery Manager at Marston Day Nursery, said: “The children were delighted to be joined by their new furry friends at the Nursery, thanks to the team at David Wilson Homes.

“We’re pleased to be able to have green spaces so close to the Marston Nursery, as well as our own secure garden, in which to enjoy time together in the fresh air.

“Enrichment activities such as these open up new ways to spark curiosity and imagination in our children, as well as inviting new vocabulary into our day – the children have had some great fun naming the bears.”

The Marston Day Nursery is located just a short walk away from the new development on Torry Orchard. The day’s event gave the children a time to enjoy the summer time sun, play games, and be creative with their new bears. The children were then able to take their new bears home with them.

Jason Hearn, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “The pandemic has had an impact on the social events and parties young children have been able to take part in, so we hope the children at The Marston Day Nursery had a great time during their Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

“As a leading homebuilder it is important to us to care for the local communities in the areas in which we build, and we hope that our donation made the children’s’ day all the more special.”

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